Howard Co., CA and Wegmans partner on program incentivizing trail use

By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com

9:13 AM EDT, July 1, 2014


Wegmans of Columbia has partnered with the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks and the Columbia Association to deliver programming incentivizing the use of the county's trail system.

The initiative is called Howard County's Nature Quest and was developed using Wegmans Passport to Family Wellness program -- which the grocer first developed in 2005. 

The Wegmans Passport program gives participants a pocket-sized booklet guiding them through 16 county trails -- eight managed by CA and eight by the county.

Participants can record their progress by stamping their passport with a trail marker located at a designated point on each trail. Those who walk all eight of the county or CA's respective trails will receive giveaways from that organization, and those who walk all 16 are entered into a raffle for a $100 Wegmans Gift Card.

The free passports are available beginning July 1 at the following locations: